The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Wednesday, July 24, 2013. The fourth named storm of the tropical Atlantic hurricane season formed Wednesdays. Tropical Storm Dorian was well out in the Atlantic Ocean and will not pose a threat to any major landmasses for several days. This storm will need to be watched over the next several days, however, to determine if it will be a threat to land in the long term. For more information, please see

Elsewhere, scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms developed through the Southeast ahead of a front that stretched from Oklahoma through Maryland.

Monsoon moisture continued to instigate showers and thunderstorms through the Southwest, while much of the rest of the country remained dry.

The Southeast rose into the 80s and 90s, while the Southern Plains saw temperatures in the 90s and 100s. The Northeast rose into the 70s, while the Southwest saw temperatures in the 90s and 100s.

Temperatures in the Lower 48 states Wednesday have ranged from a morning low of 38 degrees at Cadillac, MI to a midday high of 107 degrees at Needles, CA

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